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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Wallis, Wilson D. (Wilson Dallam),
Wallis, Ruth Sawtell, 1895-1978
The Micmac Indians of eastern Canada
Published By: Original publisher
Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. 1955. xvi, 515
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Wilson D. Wallis and Ruth Sawtell Wallis
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2010. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Ideas about nature and people (820);
Food quest (220);
Sociocultural trends (178);
Magicians and diviners (791);
Burial practices and funerals (764);
Literary texts (539);
External relations (648);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This monograph is the result of fieldwork by Wallis
originally in 1911-1912, and a revisit by Wallis and his wife in 1953 to see what changes
had occurred in the intervening 40 years. The monograph is divided into two parts: the
first, Tribal Life, contains the ethnography of the people and concludes with an analysis
of culture change and the status of the modern Micmac; the second part, Folktales and
Traditions, contains material about the culture hero Gluskap, supernatural beings, history
and tradition, origins of material culture, magic and animal stories. The volume concludes
with three appendices of zoological, botanical and anatomical terms. Wilson Wallis is
Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota and both he and his wife are well-known
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Component part(s), monograph
Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-314) Pages
338-395, 401-446, and 481-492, which contain folktales with little cultural content, have
not been processed for the Micmac collection.
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Timothy J. O'Leary ; 1961: John Beierle; 2009
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings